Posted by: bazzpugh | August 21, 2014

Around the patch.

wheatear on rockAbout ready for the big push I would think….Although saying that  still a few juves about this m0rning.whinchat juvLooks like a Juv whinchat hard to distinguish between above and stone at this age.gold finchLoads of these feeding on the thistle seed on the side of the road…but trying to get close enough is a problem.leverettSunning itself in the early morning sun…..its mate scarpered as soon as I arrived on the scene.

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 20, 2014

Cefnllys

Not enjoying the unseasonal weather! Not many visitors either, but DSC_2205_filtered

the Marsh tit has been going ALL day! First time we’ve seen him since Winter.Several Nuthatches in varying stages of moult.

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Posted by: kevjoynes | August 19, 2014

Rare birds @ Elan

Acting on a tip off , we popped into the Visitor centre at the Elan Valley and spotted these rarities inside -believed to belong to the Leafe species!!!_DSC6568

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Posted by: kevjoynes | August 16, 2014

Redstart@ Cefnllys

A welcome glimpse yesterday-one would like to think one of “ours” back to have a look , but probably not-young male I think. Currently plagued by Wood Pigeons! Quite a few Sparrows , Tits and greenfinches with a pair of Siskins popping in-unusual at this time for us.DSC_1940_filteredDSC_1986_filtered

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 15, 2014

Sparrowhawk

Mr& Mrs Evans (Ithon Rd.) report a Sprawk attending their feeding station at regular intervals! it would be fascinating to know just how many folk round L’dod have such a visitor.They were also fortunate enough to have a Merlin passing through.

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 14, 2014

Mistle Thrush from Heather.

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Posted by: kevjoynes | August 13, 2014

House Martins @ Cefnllys

In between showers! Almost ready to go with 2nd broodI_DSC6332_filtered_DSC6453 copy_filtered

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 12, 2014

Strange duck from Lance Burton

This  one turned up @ Llyn Alarch-I believe it is a Chestnut Teal from Oz , possibly with some other teal mixed in! It lacks the full green hood. Probably escaped from someone’s collection.Llyn Alarch Duck1But many thanks to Lance for the pic& report.

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 11, 2014

Lake & Cefnllys

Lake looking superb : makes a change to congratulate the council!!! The old marauder looking vicious , but that’s his own feather for once!_DSC6010_DSC5277_filtered

Posted by: kevjoynes | August 9, 2014

Cefnllys

Loads of young tits around, but Carol struck lucky on her shrub today as a Redstart nailed a butterfly-wish I’d had the camera there! Our local thrush doing a spot of snail bashing-pity he can’t do a 100 a day!_DSC5307_filteredDSC_1584_filtered

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